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From Jonathan Ellis <jbel...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Cassandra 0.3 RC is out
Date Thu, 14 May 2009 14:44:43 GMT
On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 9:39 AM, Matthieu Riou <matthieu.riou@gmail.com> wrote:
>  On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 3:48 AM, Jonathan Ellis <jbellis@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > "Do not include any links on the project website that might encourage
>> > non-developers to download and use nightly builds, snapshots, release
>> > candidates, or any other similar package. The only people who are
>> > supposed to know about such packages are the people following the dev
>> > list (or searching its archives) and thus aware of the conditions
>> > placed on the package. If you find that the general public are
>> > downloading such test packages, then remove them.

>> This really seems like an area that projects should be able to set
>> their own policy guided by common sense.

> Fuck no :) None of us are lawyers, yet releasing is unfortunately a step in
> that land. Releasing open source is even more touchy. Believe it or not,
> there are companies that employ lawyers to check releases licensing before
> adopting one. Even Eclipse does that. So releases are really an area where
> you want to have very tight common policies, the last thing the ASF wants is
> an official, ASF-endorsed release continaing some GPL code or code copy /
> pasted from proprietary software by a careless contributor.

That is all very well and good but that doesn't explain what the
problem is with saying "here's where to find the bleeding edge."  A
nightly build is inherently not an official, endorsed release.

-Jonathan

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